Canada Post Corporation

RESOLUTION: Canada Post Corporation

WHEREAS Canada Post and the Conservatives are taking an axe to long-treasured postal services – killing good jobs, eliminating door-to-door delivery, closing post offices and drastically increasing postage rates; and

WHEREAS 6,000 to 8,000 postal jobs will be destroyed and five million households will lose door-to-door delivery over the next five years; and

WHEREAS these cuts will hurt seniors and people with disabilities in particular; and

WHEREAS, Canada Post barely held any consultations, effectively eliminating any opportunity for input from the people who will be most affected; and

WHEREAS. Canada Post offers a public service that needs to be protected, THE SUDBURY AND DISTRICT LABOUR COUNCIL WILL oppose Canada Post’s plan to eliminate door-to-door service, to close public postal counters, to drastically increase postage rates and to eliminate good jobs. These are all part of Canada Post’s recently announced 5 point plan; and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THE SUDBURY AND DISTRICT LABOUR COUNCIL WILL write a letter to the Minister responsible for Canada Post that calls on the government to reverse the changes to services announced by Canada Post, and to look instead for ways to increase service and revenues in areas such as postal banking; and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THE SUDBURY AND DISTRICT LABOUR COUNCIL WILL write to all municipalities within its jurisdiction and ask them to inform the Minister that they want to keep and expand door-to-door delivery, and to request that the government consult with Canadians about what kind of postal service they need before allowing Canada Post to make major changes to public postal service; and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THE SUDBURY AND DISTRICT LABOUR COUNCIL WILL support CUPW in their efforts to stop Canada Post’s five point plan and to expand services; and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THE SUDBURY AND DISTRICT LABOUR COUNCIL WILL encourage all of its affiliates to do likewise; and

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, THE SUDBURY AND DISTRICT LABOUR COUNCIL WILL submit an edited version of this resolution to the May 2014 Canadian Labour Congress convention.
SDLC CUPW Door-to-Door MOTION